(Closed) What to get for a nontraditional couple?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Do you have a general price range you were considering? That helps limit down the options. 

I think a few nice pots and pans (le crueset, all clad) would probably be well-used in any house. Do they have any particular interests or hobbies (travel, sports, art)?

Post # 4
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012


There are endless amounts of fun, non-traditional gifts at all price ranges. If they are in serious need of practical things maybe throw something fun on top of it from UCG!

Honestly, ask them what they need… or give them a gift card to macy’s or bbb!

Post # 5
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

what about something they can do together?  a hot air balloon ride or a trip around a race track in a real race car.  for my brothers 40th we bought him a flight in a real jet fighter plane – crazy but memorable

Post # 6
4382 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I’m on team gift card for a place where they can get stuff they need! Or you could get together witn another couple and do a whole set of something. 🙂

Post # 8
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I like to make my gifts to close friends and family personal with a lot of thought. When I can’t figure out what to buy a friend I make a visit to their house and take note of what they may need or what needs to be upgraded. If they don’t have much for the house then your job should be easy. If you are not that close with them I also would go the gift card route.

Post # 9
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

What about a membership to a beer or wine of the month club? We got some friends of ours a 6-month wine of the month club and they LOVED it!

Post # 11
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My mother would say that you can’t go wrong with sheets.  And I DO love sheets…but it’s kind of old school.

I like the BBB card…but I also like the idea of finding something that’s quirky like the two of them are.  LOVE the wine club idea…or finding out something else that they like and playing off of that.  If they like live music, tickets to a show…if they like to cook…a nice pan/pot or knife. 

Since they’re untraditional, you are free to be untraditional in your giving as well!

Post # 12
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Are they getting a house? Maybe a home depot gift card so they can use it for paint or around the house projects?

My aunt gave me a shoprite gift card at my shower and i’ll be so happy to be able to use that thing when we go grocery shopping. It will really help with the bill of stocking up!

Maybe thing of something like that

Post # 13
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think I would go with a gift card for BB&B, Target,  Lowe’s, or Home Depot. Lot’s of options for them to get stuff they need for their home.

Post # 14
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Hmm… my mind immediately went to a nice set of wine glasses, but I like runrgurl10’s suggestion of Wine of the Month Club, and actually the sheets suggestion is a great one – high thread count sheets make marriage so much more enjoyable!

If they’re starting from scratch, get them the stuff that has made your married (or will) life the most enjoyable from a ‘nesting’ perspective – a coffee pot, blender (for smoothies… or daiquiris), nice sheets, soft squishy throw pillows, the rug that your feet sink into at the end of a long day, photo frames; those are all things that make home HOME.

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